Criminal Justice News

Thursday, October 01, 2015

$18 Million Awarded to Fight Violence Due to Methamphetamine, Heroine and Gangs



The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services has awarded nearly $18 million in grants to fight violent crime through addressing methamphetamine production, opioid use and gang activity. About $6 million will go to seven state-level law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. Close to $5.8 million will go to six state-level law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescriptive opioids. Close to $5.8 million will go to nine multijurisdictional task forces to address gang activity. For more information, go to http://ojp.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/2015/ojp09282015_3.pdf.

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